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rawdawgs50

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10-08-2011 10:18 PM

I am looking for a source to purchase some legs like the picture or something similar. A leg that has edges and is equal on all sides but is not turned. Also if anyone knows what style this would be called that would help as well. I know a few big outlets that sell very good legs but they are all turned.

I am looking for about 4-1/2” width on this or close to it. Leg will be painted to paint grade is fine, but hardwood.

I would build it but I can not think of a good way using the traditional cabinet shop equipment I have. So any creative ideas ideas on how to make this leg would be fine as well..(big shaper and moulder head excluded)

Thanks-
Jason


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MedicKen

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#1 posted 10-08-2011 10:24 PM

http://www.osbornewood.com/?gclid=CK3_hrT12asCFWwZQgodR3_eMg

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#2 posted 10-08-2011 10:25 PM

Turn them and then steam bend it. If their going to be 4 1/2” you may want to turn them oversize and the rip them into thin strips and then glue the strips back together using a form to bend them to the shape you want.

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#3 posted 10-09-2011 01:10 AM

I would contact Osborne Woodworking. Those folks can do so really great stuff.
I know it wouldn’t come out of your shop, but there are times when practicality overrides ego. I buy a bunch of stuff from ‘em ‘cause I can spend my time building rather than designing
Bill.

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#4 posted 10-09-2011 02:04 AM

Have you tried Van Dyke’s Restorer’s supply? I’d suggest this: http://www.vandykes.com/29-turned-square-table-leg/p/208378/
but browse through the e-catalog, they have lots of styles to choose from, maybe something even closer than the item I picked as a suggestion. Good Luck!

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#5 posted 10-09-2011 02:21 PM

I presume you’d rather not do something like this? Somehow I think buying some legs would be simpler. Good luck finding them.

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#6 posted 10-09-2011 06:18 PM

these are band saw jason, just have to go carefully and plan on a little rasping and sanding,

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#7 posted 10-09-2011 08:46 PM

Band saw right on the line , tape on the off cut, and do all 4 sides. You could do the large indents wit a solid drill press and forstener bit first.

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#8 posted 10-09-2011 09:13 PM

Defenitly band saw.
Take the time to make a perect template with which to trace.
Band saw one part then double face tape your arts back on and band saw another area. It will take ALOT of filing, rasping, sanding and maybe some LIGHT grinding work but isnt that the jow of woodworking?

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rawdawgs50

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#9 posted 10-09-2011 10:22 PM

Thanks for the response.

I guess there is no easy out on this one. Time to get a bigger forstener bit. I am going to glue up some pine and practice this. Then do it 16 more times with some poplar :{ ..... the key is going to be making all the legs “look” the same.

Skill wise it is not hard…its tedious and this is one of those time consuming things that hiring it out makes more sense. This is going to add significant time to this project. Well its time to get it going… the plus side is I have not done a leg like this so at least it will be something new.

Thanks again all-

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#10 posted 10-10-2011 03:34 PM

@ a1Jim: I think rawdawg is referring to the table legs, not the chair legs….

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#11 posted 10-11-2011 07:44 PM

These are generally produced on a 4-axis CNC router… You can rough this on your bandsaw, then use a sled and a 5 inch pattern router bit against a template to dress them up on your router table.

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